Responsive

Web design: online user-friendliness
The basics of web design - part 2: user-friendliness
  • Web design

The layout and use of a website is often quite intuitive, even upon your first visit there. Conventional design patterns ensure quick usability and are not employed without reason: these common practices and standards guarantee smooth functionality for a website. Every web designer should be familiar with what exactly these practices entail and how to optimally integrate them into their web...

The basics of web design - part 2: user-friendliness
Responsive navigation in web design
Responsive navigation: dynamic menus for mobile
  • Web design

Web design is an increasingly demanding and complex art, especially when it comes to adaptability. Websites must now satisfy far more requirements: they must look appealing on devices of all sizes, be easy for visitors of a wide range of abilities to navigate, and most importantly of all, the user experience must be perfect, regardless of the device used. Responsive design ensures that the content...

Responsive navigation: dynamic menus for mobile
Website app, responsive site or mobile site?
Responsive web design, app, or mobile website?
  • Web development

To have a successful web presence, it’s now crucial to be able to reach out to as many users as possible by making your site available on a variety of platforms. This means mobile websites and responsive design are becoming ever-more essential tools for website operators. But with web apps and native apps adding two further possibilities to the mix, deciding which option works best for you can be...

Responsive web design, app, or mobile website?
Parallax websites: scrolling with 3D effect
What is Parallax scrolling?
  • Web design

The internet community loves variety – not only regarding content but also regarding how websites are designed. Web designers and software developers are always striving to come up with creative ideas and surprise site visitors with new user experiences. One of these innovative design approaches is so-called parallax scrolling, which uses perceptional psychological effects to convey...

What is Parallax scrolling?
The best browsers for Windows and Mac
The best browsers for Windows and Mac
  • Technical matters

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, or good old Microsoft Edge? The debate about which web browser is number one has been going on for years in online communities. But what is a browser exactly? And is there one that can trump the competition and be touted as the best browser?

The best browsers for Windows and Mac
Ruby on Rails: creating your own with less code
Ruby on rails: the MVC framework for complex web applications
  • Web development

Frameworks tremendously simplify web application development. Fundamental architectures, predefined paradigms, and integrated libraries create the perfect platform on which your planned app can be built. One name that’s often mentioned hand-in-hand with web applications frameworks is Ruby on Rails. Based on the script language Ruby, this web framework has attracted many fans through its clean, and...

Ruby on rails: the MVC framework for complex web applications
New HTML: the most important HTML 5.1 updates
The new HTML5.1 updates
  • Web development

In fall 2014, the long-awaited HTML5 arrived after 15 years of development. Now, the first update to the new web standard is also available: HTML5.1. Programers will find a number of changes with this updated version. There is a strong focus on adaptations for responsive web design. In addition to the vast array of new HTML5.1 features, many elements and attributes have been given the push.

The new HTML5.1 updates
What is HTML5?
Introduction to HTML5
  • Web development

HTML5 is the new core language of the internet. But many web developers have opted out of this version and instead still use older markup languages like HTML 4.01 or XHTML. These often require plugins, reducing the site’s compatibility and security. HTML5, on the other hand, supports the direct integration of multimedia elements as well as JavaScript-based programming interfaces.

Introduction to HTML5
The basics for modern web development
Modern web development: the basics
  • Web development

The trends driving web development are moving away from static web presences and heading increasingly in the direction of interactive content. Even though languages like HTML and CSS still rule the roost, a growing number of developers prefer the server-side programming language, PHP, for dynamic websites. Client-side script languages like JavaScript make it possible for a site to react to user...

Modern web development: the basics
Creative web design: inspiration for your web project
Web design inspiration: how to revamp your website
  • Web design

Want to create a cool website design, but suffering from a lack of inspiration? We’ve got you covered. The internet plays host to a number of online platforms, communities, and blogs dedicated to sharing web design ideas and generating inspiration for digital artists. We’ve picked some of the best sources of inspiration for creative web design. Whether you’re into flat design, one page websites,...

Web design inspiration: how to revamp your website